Something Colorado can crow about

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis continued his race-to-the-top tour with utilities, this time commending Black Hills Energy for its carbon reduction goals for 2030.

Making steel with solar energy

Construction of the nation’s largest behind-the-meter solar project will begin in October after steel mill expansion in Colorado approved. The 240-megawatt solar farm will supply 90% of steel mill’s energy.

Why flexibility matters to this utility

The decision by the Colorado city of Fountain to get with a new wholesale supplier says an awful lot about the rapidly evolving story of electrical generation. Electricity is rapidly getting cheaper and cleaner.

The greening roofs of Denver

Denver voters in 2017 approved the green roof initiative. Now, the results are showing up not only on roofs, but in other parts of the city’s new buildings.

Driving the shift to renewables

Legislative renewable energy mandates came first, but lower costs and now sweeping statewide economy decarbonization goals have pushed the pivot in electrical generation.

How electric cars may transform the grid in Colorado

Holy Cross Energy has offered incentives for homeowners in the Aspen-Vail-Glenwood Springs area to install EV chargers at homes. It’s the first step in the rethinking of the grid, with evs potentially playing a role in storage of renewable energy.

Investors put $130 million into Guzman Energy

Two Colroado investors have put $130 million into Guzman Energy, which has made renewable energy central to its bid to become an energy supplier for electrical co-ops and municipal providers in the Rocky Mountains and beyond.

Aspen’s renewable bet pays off

In the 1990s, when Aspen Electric began investing in renewable energy, others were skeptical. It’s been at 100 percent renewables for several years, and now the costs are dropping. Residential electric rates in Aspen are already among the lowest in Colorado.

Will co-ops in southwestern Colorado stay with Tri-State?

Tri-State Generation & Transmission boasts of having the most solar generation of any G&T in the United States. But whether it’s shifting to renewables adn allow enough local generation has become a central issue with several of the 43 member cooperatives.

Why can’t this California biomass plant get off the ground

California’s Tahoe Basin has lots of dead wood. Why can’t it be burned to generate electricity? A biomass plant proposed near Squaw Valley stumbles yet again. Meanwhile, a goal for 100 percent renewables for Squaw Valley and maybe a microgrid, too.